Canadian Manufacturing

BDC puts up $125k for Young Entrepreneur Award

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has extended the deadline to enter the 2012 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award contest and added a new prize valued at $25,000.



MONTREAL—Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has extended the deadline to enter the 2012 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award contest and added a new prize valued at $25,000.

Young entrepreneurs now have until May 6 to apply for a chance to win the BDC Grand Prize for Innovation: $100,000 to implement a new innovation project aimed at driving business growth.

The BDC Young Entrepreneur Award runner-up will receive a $25,000 customized Internet strategy from BDC Consulting, a fee-based consulting service that mimics private consulting businesses.

Entrants must be aged 18 to 35 and run a Canadian-based business. They must explain their innovative idea for a new project using a short, easy-to-produce video and a four-step application form.

Get all the information on BDC’s Young Entrepreneur Award, including the application form, tips on preparing the video entry and contest rules and regulations, is available at www.bdcyoungentrepreneuraward.ca.

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